History of Women in Real Estate Women have been an intricate part of the real estate industry from its inception in 1794. Since that time, their accomplishments and opportunities have been highly diminished by male-biased laws. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that most real estate boards dropped their gender discriminatory laws. Over 60 years later, 67% of REALTORS® are women and are beginning to find equal ground with men. View All Videos » Related Videos Hot Topics VideoKeeping Your Brain Sharp Working in Real Estateby The CE Shop TeamStuck in quarantine? We’ve got you covered with 6 proven methods for getting your brain into shape while working as a real estate agent.